with more than $13,000. >> and today when i went to triple a, they told me it's a fake pink slip. he called antioch police. gave them the vin number and sure enough the car came up stolen. >> how much did you buy the car for? >> 13,700. >> reporter: so not only is he out 13,000 for the car, but because it's stolen, antioch police came and took it away, leaving patrick and his daughter with no car. now they will have to search for a different car. patrick says this time he'll go straight to the dealer, but he wants people who might be thinking of buying a car off craig's list not the make the same mistake he did. >> whatever you do, you have to go to triple a, like in my case, and check the paperwork. i wish they're going to catch the guy, and i wish that somebody recognizes his face. tomorrow he's probably going to work on somebody else. >> reporting in antioch, kron 4 news.